For Our Kids Ottawa-Gatineau

For Our Kids Ottawa-Gatineau's latest activity
published Ottawa FFNPT 2022-05-20 10:41:35 -0700

It's time for Ottawa to join cities across Canada and around the world in endorsing the global Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT).

The treaty calls for:

  • ending new fossil fuel exploration and expansion

  • phasing out existing production in line with the global commitment to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and

  • accelerating a just and equitable transition to a low-carbon future so no community is left behind. 

It's already been endorsed by Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, New Westminster, Burnaby, Richmond, North and West Vancouver city councils, and by cities around the world.

Ottawa Councillor Catherine McKenney is bringing a motion of endorsement to Council on June 21st. There are three ways you can voice your support for this important motion and show that citizens of Ottawa are behind the global call for a transition to a more sustainable, just and equitable future for kids!

  1. Add your name to this petition encouraging Ottawa to endorse the treaty

  2. Email your City Councillor calling on them to support the motion of endorsement. Here's a template you can use, along with instructions for finding contact information for your councillor.

  3. Share this action! Share this page using the icons below and follow the latest on Twitter: @Ottfossiltreaty and @ForourkidsO and on FB. And you can watch this video for more background on the campaign in Ottawa.

For Our Kids Ottawa/Gatineau isn't the only parent group working on this treaty in Canada. Read about Kate's decision to help (successfully) get Burnaby BC to endorse the treaty. And if you are inspired by the family-friendly actions and want to help us organize one in Ottawa, reach out to us!